Olusegun Obasanjo, former President, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, on Thursday, met with various leaders including the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, and former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar, over challenges bedevilling the country.
It was reported that the leaders met in a closed-door meeting which lasted for over nine hours at the Kano Conference Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
According to Obasanjo in a letter of invitation earlier extended to the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the meeting, which was in collaboration with the Interfaith Initiative for Peace, National Peace Committee and Socio-Cultural Consultative Committee; all under Committee for Goodness of Nigeria, was an exploratory one bordering on pressing issues of national unity, security, peace, integration, economic revitalisation and development, women, youth welfare, as well as the general progress of the nation.
According to Channels Television, the attendees declined speaking to journalists after the meeting.
However, Audu Ogbe, former minister of agriculture, and Cardinal John Onaiyekan, who were also present, simply told journalists that the meeting was for the progress of the country.
Ogbe said a communique on the outcome of the meeting will be issued soon.